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Desaru Coast
Offering The Coast and More, Desaru Coast is a gem by the sparkling blue South China Sea in Johor, Malaysia. The multifaceted destination sprawls across 4,000 acres, with unparalleled facilities and capacities to host all types of events, from intimate holidays to grand events. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, rejuvenating tropical experiences appealing to all await leisure and adventure seekers looking for vibrant outdoor living in a natural and authentic environment.

Desaru Coast is home to Ombak Festival, a three-day extravaganza featuring iconic international artistes and the finest Malaysian and regional talent from multiple creative disciplines. Ombak Festival celebrates the essence of life and people through camaraderie, conviviality, and connection. Every moment of this festival is to be enjoyed at leisure, making it The Ultimate Weekend.
~4,000
acreage
~800
keys spread across
4 internationally-
renowned resorts
45-hole
award-winning golfing paradise designed by champions Ernie Els and Vijay Singh








Connecting the dots

Desaru Coast is easily accessible to travellers via land, sea, and air.

The getaway is four hours from Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, three and a half hours away from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, one hour from Senai International Airport in Johor, and two hours from Changi International Airport in Singapore.

A convenient 90-minute cross-border connection with Singapore is also available, with ferry services running between the Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal and the Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal.

The saying
“If you build it,
they
will come”
is very true of
Desaru
Coast, an ambitious new
resort
area
in
the state of
Johor.

TIME Magazine

World's Greatest Places of 2021
August 2021

Our Desaru Coast portfolio

As part of the master plan for Desaru Coast, the Group thoughtfully selected operating partners among leading international hospitality brands and operators to transform the southeastern coast of Malaysia into a valuable international destination.

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Name

Year opened

One&Only Desaru Coast

Resort

2020

Tucked between lush flora and a serene shoreline, One&Only Desaru Coast is the first and sole One&Only property in Southeast Asia. Designed by world-renowned architect Kerry Hill, the resort boasts white sand beaches, luxurious accommodation, and indulgent experiences.

One&Only Desaru Coast Private Homes

One&Only Private Homes encapsulates luxury at its peak, giving residents access to first-class facilities and experiences, complete with a personal concierge service. One&Only Private Homes also provides an attractive investment option and managed services.

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Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas

Resort

2019

With over 40 hotels and resorts worldwide, Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas is the brand's first property in Malaysia. Offering a mix of luxury-class stays, the lush resort features well-appointed rooms as well as private villas and residences with Malaysian and Thai architectural design elements, signifiying the epitome of Anantara luxury.

Anantara Desaru Coast Residences

Anantara Desaru Coast Residences’ unique blend of luxury beachfront living and family-friendly getaway stands out amongst residential villas in Malaysia. Owners and residents enjoy access to a wealth of attractions in Desaru Coast and five-star facilities at Anantara Desaru Coast Resort & Villas.

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The Westin Desaru Coast Resort

Resort

2019

Set along the shores of the South China Sea, The Westin Desaru Coast Resort is a haven of wellness and relaxation, complete with a range of spacious rooms and suites. The Resort also offers an array of holistic wellness experiences, unique to The Westin brand.

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Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast

Resort

2018

At Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, guests have a unique opportunity to rock and roll. The Hotel’s The Sound of Your Stay® programme gives guests the option of requesting an in-room Crosley turntable, a Fender guitar, or a personalised playlist for their listening pleasure. Guests staying at the hotel get unlimited access to the neighbouring Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast.

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The Els Club Malaysia Desaru Coast

Golf

2016

The Els Club Malaysia Desaru Coast is made up of two award-winning courses – the Ocean Course, a 27-hole course designed by four-time major golf champion Ernie Els, and the Valley Course, an 18-hole course designed in collaboration with Els’ long-standing friend and fellow major golf champion, Vijay Singh. The club is also home to the Els Performance Golf Academy (EPGA), a state-of-the-art centre of excellence and the first of its kind in Asia, dedicated to the practice of golf for both beginners and advanced golfers, who aspire to improve their performance.

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Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast

Attraction

2018

Home to the first water coaster in the region and one of the biggest wave pools in the world, Adventure Waterpark Desaru Coast features rides and attractions suitable for guests of all ages. The Waterpark also accommodates group visits for corporate team building exercises or school trips.

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Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal

Infrastructure

2022

As a key international connectivity infrastructure for the destination, ferry services to Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal offer easy and convenient cross-border travel for guests from Singapore to arrive at the doorstep of the destination. The terminal also functions as an entry point for yachts and passenger vessels. It is also equipped with bunkers for refuelling and fresh water facilities, on top of being a departure point to other sea sport activities such as island hopping, diving, snorkelling, and fishing.

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Desaru Coast Conference Centre

Infrastructure

2018

Operated by The Westin Desaru Coast Resort, the Desaru Coast Conference Centre is fully-equipped with a landscaped courtyard and can host up to 1,400 guests, catering for meetings, exhibitions, banquets, and bespoke events.

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Prestigious International Event Venue

With the perfect combination of five-star hospitality and facilities, comprehensive infrastructure, international connectivity, and generous open spaces, Desaru Coast is the ideal large-scale, global event venue. The coast has played host to the L’étape Malaysia by Tour de France, an amateur cycling event under the umbrella of a world-famous race, and Desaru Coast Multisports Festival presented by IRONMAN, the premier triathlon event.

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Scale up
your event

Our spectacular location and full-service event facilities make Desaru Coast an ideal spot for large-scale events.

We welcome events in categories such as:

Sports—outdoor races and endurance events

Dining — gourmet festivals and culinary events

Entertainment — music festivals

Desaru Coast

Desaru Coast Laman Desaru Coast, Jalan Desaru, Desaru Coast, 81930, Bandar Penawar, Johor Darul Ta'zim, Malaysia

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